'''Luigi Pirandello''' (; Girgenti
,today known as Agrigento|Agrigento,
28 June 1867 – Rome
10 December 1936) was an Italians|Italian
dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.
[[https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1934/pirandello-bio.html Luigi Pirandello]]
He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature
for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre."
[[https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1934/press.html Award Ceremony Speech]]
Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian language|Sicilian
. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd